6th Annual Advances in Cardiovascular Care

Allison Park, PA US
October 25, 2019

This course will provide evaluation and critique of current and future standards of care in the treatment of the cardiovascular patient with respect to medical management and best practice guidelines for the primary care provider. It continues to focus on the new developments in cardiovascular imaging, appropriateness, and strategies to reduce patient readmission. Each session will include a panel discussion and case studies.

Target Audience

This course is designed for the primary care providers, cardiologists, advanced practice providers, registered nurses, and other interested health care professionals.

Learning Objectives

• Understand diabetes management, medications and treatment guidelines, and its relation to cardiac disease.

• Understand the treatment of aortic valvular disease and the role of TAVR.

• Understand the treatment and implications of Atrial Fibrillation.

• Understand the appropriate use of invasive coronary procedures related to STEMI and management of CAD.

• Understand the impact of smoking and smoking cessation programs available to most primary care practitioners.

• Understand the treatment and guidelines associated with the evaluation of venous insufficiency.

• Educate on novel programs designed for treatment of CHF.

• Educate on health care ethics.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.25 AAPA Category I CME
  • 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 6.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 6.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
10/25/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2019
Event starts: 
10/25/2019 - 6:00pm
Event ends: 
10/25/2019 - 9:00pm

Friday, October 25, 2019

7:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 am Opening Remarks _ Maggie Lattanzio, MSN, RN, CCRN and Michael Fallert, MD, FACC

8:05 am What’s New in Electrophysiology _ Sandeep Jain, MD, FACC, FHRS

8:45 am Younger Patients and Low Trans-Valvular Gradient Patients — TAVR for All, Some or None?  _ John Schindler, MD, FACC, FSCAI

9:30 am Updates in Heart Failure Treatment _ Ravi Ramani, MD

10:15 am Break & Exhibits

10:30 am Diabetes and Cardiovascular Outcomes _ Monisha Medhi, MD

11:15 am Healthy Lifestyle Choices _ Deborah Snyder, DO

11:45 am Lunch & Exhibits

12:30 pm Smoking Cessation _ Esa Davis, MD, MPH, FAAFP

1:00 pm Venous Insufficiency _ Michael Madigan, MD

1:30 pm Coronary Artery Disease — Early Recognition and Intervention _ Robert Baumgartner, MD

2:15 pm Because We Can, Should We? Ethical Considerations for Care _ Val Satkoske, MSW, PhD

3:00 pm Evaluation/Final Comments _ Michael Fallert, MD, FACC

3:15 pm CE Distribution / Conference Adjournment _ Maggie Lattanzio, MSN, RN, CCRN

Passavant Hospital Foundation Conference Center & Legacy Theatre at Cumberland Woods Village
700 Cumberland Woods Drive
Allison Park, PA 15101
United States

COURSE DIRECTORS

Michael A. Fallert, MD, FACC Assistant Director of Clinical Cardiology, UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute Chair, Department of Cardiology, UPMC Passavant Chief of Cardiology, UPMC Mercy

Maggie Lattanzio, MSN, RN, CCRN Programmatic Nurse Specialist, UPMC Passavant

LOCAL FACULTY

Saleem Ahmed, MD, FACC Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine Director, Cardiac Catheterization Lab, UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute at UPMC Passavant

Robert Baumgartner, MD Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute at UPMC Passavant

Sam Buffer, MD, FACC Assistant Professor of Medicine Vice Chairman, Cardiology, UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute at UPMC Passavant

Esa Davis, MD, MPH, FAAFP Associate Professor of Medicine, Clinical and Translational Science Director, UPMC Tobacco Treatment Service Director, CEED Program

Lydia Davis, MD, FACC Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine Director of Nuclear Cardiology, UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute at UPMC Passavant

Venmathi Indramohan, MD, FACC Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute at UPMC Passavant

Sandeep Jain, MD, FACC, FHRS Associate Professor of Medicine Director, Electrophysiology Lab, UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute at UPMC Passavant Co-Director, UPMC Center for Atrial Fibrillation

Georges Al-Khoury, MD Assistant Professor of Surgery Chief of Vascular Surgery, UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute at UPMC Passavant

Jeff Krackow, MD Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine Cardiologist, UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute at UPMC Passavant

James Lynch, MD, FACC Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine Cardiologist, UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute at UPMC Passavant

Michael Madigan, MD Assistant Professor of Surgery UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute at UPMC Passavant

Ravi Ramani, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine Director, UPMC Integrated Heart Failure Program

John T. Schindler, MD, FACC, FSCAI Assistant Professor of Medicine Co-Director, UPMC Center for Aortic Valve Disease

Deborah Ann Snyder, DO Family Practice Physician, UPMC Community Medicine Inc.

Pyongsoo Yoon, MD Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery Chief of Cardiac Surgery, UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute at UPMC Passavant

Faculty members are affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and/or UPMC and reside in the Pittsburgh, Pa. area unless otherwise identified.

All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients.

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians: The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing (CNE): The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 6.25 contact hours.

Physician Assistant (AAPA): The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 6.25 AAPA Category 1 CME. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Other health care professionals: Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Available Credit

  • 6.25 AAPA Category I CME
  • 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 6.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 6.25 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
10/25/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2019
Please login or register to take this course.

Visit our online registration site at https://ccehs.upmc.com

Click the link for Upcoming Events and scroll down to the “October 25, 2019 – 6th Annual Advances in Cardiovascular Care” section on the web page.  Click the registration button and enter all the requested information.  After registering, an electronic confirmation will be sent to you.  Online registration is complete upon receipt of a confirmation email.  If you do not receive this email within 5–7 days of registration, please contact Lisa Holt at 412-647-0318. To assure participation, registration and payment are expected by October 18, 2019.